Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-0 win over the New Jersey DevilsSaturday night at Verizon Center:
News and notes as the Capitals [26-23-9, 61 points] butt helmets with the New Jersey Devils [24-21-13, 61 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [8 p.m., CSN]:
Some will be going to places where palm trees sway. Some will be heading back to Hershey. Some will be returning home to visit with family.
How it happened: After falling behind on a power-play goal by Marek Zidlicky, the Caps rallied with three unanswered goals by Jason Chimera, Mikhail Grabovski and Joel Ward, then played cat-and-mo